Plascon has remained the architectural and construction trade’s go-to coatings manufacturer for over 130 years as a result of its ability to continuously reinvent itself. This year marks Plascon’s biggest brand renewal yet, with rejuvenated products, exciting initiatives and a bold new look, to top things off. These changes affirm Plascon’s re-orientation and refreshed commitment to focus on people and purpose.
One of the innovations that Plascon will bring to market in 2020 is Double Velvet Pure, set to change the way that industry professionals experience paint. Plascon’s premium Double Velvet has long held the title of ‘South Africa’s preferred indoor paint’. Now, thanks to innovative engineering, the iconic coatings product has been reinvented to offer even more benefits – making it more than just a paint.
The next-generation Plascon Double Velvet Pure drastically improves indoor air quality by incorporating new air purifying technology to reduce harmful formaldehyde. This pioneering formaldehyde abatement technology is the first on the South African market! This means that Plascon Double Velvet Pure is now even more relevant to architects and interior designers working on green building projects. The paint provides a viable means of helping to combat “sick building syndrome”.
Formaldehyde is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) that is used as a binding agent in many composite building materials like chipboard, textiles and furniture, as well as several other products such as detergents and pesticides. These items are most commonly found in office and home settings where people spend 90% of their time. Formaldehyde is released into the air from these sources and, although it is not the only culprit, it is one of the major contributors to making indoor air five times more polluted than the air outside.